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William S Burroughs

Born in 1914 to a wealthy family in St. Louis, Missouri, William S. Burroughs was one of the most significant people in twentieth-century American popular culture and literature. A novelist, poet, and essayist, he was a primary member of the Beat Generation, influential upon such writers as Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. Burroughs was the author of eighteen novels and novellas, six collections of short stories, and four collections of essays, among them the 1959 classic Naked Lunch. After...See more

Personality Profile For William S Burroughs

William S Burroughs

The following is a personality profile of William S Burroughs based on his work.

William S Burroughs is shrewd and somewhat inconsiderate.

He is imaginative, he has a wild imagination. He is unstructured as well: he does not make a lot of time for organization in his daily life. But, William S Burroughs is also unconcerned with art: he is less concerned with artistic or creative activities than most people who participated in our surveys.

More than most people, his choices are driven by a desire for belongingness.

He is also relatively unconcerned with tradition: he cares more about making his own path than following what others have done. Considers independence to guide a large part of what he does: he likes to set his own goals to decide how to best achieve them.

Writing style analyzed by IBM Watson

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